The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research was established in 1937 for the purpose of supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes, and increasingly has focused its resources on the funding of three-year postdoctoral fellowships, supporting fellows selected by its board of scientific advisers from among the best young scientists at what is often a critical stage in their careers. As a result, there have been more than sixteen hundred Jane Coffin Childs fellows doing basic cancer-related research in laboratories in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
To advance its mission, the JCC Fund is accepting applications for its fellowship program. The fund supports between twenty-five and thirty new three-year cancer research fellowships every year. The current fellowship stipend levels are $52,000 for year one; $52,500 for year two; and $53,000 for year three.
To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants should have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline. In addition, the doctoral degree must not have been conferred more than eighteen months prior to the deadline date, while the medical degree should not have been conferred more than three years before the deadline date. Doctoral candidates that do not have their degree at time of application deadline (February 1) are eligible to apply. If awarded, the applicant's PhD degree must be conferred prior to the start of the fellowship.
See the JCC Fund website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.